What is scanning and what is it used for?

Scanning is a technology for the digital acquisition of a physical model. This process produces a digital model in 3D format that corresponds exactly to the real one, with an accuracy within 1/10th of a millimetre. This process makes it possible to create digital archives of products for future reproductions.

Inside was the first company ever to adopt this technology back in 2008, bringing it into the world of classic furniture in order to obtain highly accurate 3D models. This insight created a new market niche related to classic room renderings.

Today, the scanning frontier not only offers the possibility to reconstruct the physical model but also to acquire the relative texture, whether on fabric, wood or a craft/artistic finish already applied to the product.

Inside has created a veritable in-house scanning laboratory, using 4 different types of scanners for each specific need.

The Inside customer will be able to make use of these technologies within his company as they are primarily mobile solutions.

Metrascan 3D

High-precision 3D scanner. Acquisition capability with 0.2 mm accuracy and data input speed reduced up to 4 times compared to the current aveilable scanning standards.


White light 3D scanner. Together with the shape of the product, it can also sample the finish, generating a high-definition texture already mapped onto the 3D model.

Scanner wide tek 36 art

Flatbed scanner, small and large formats. Contactless technology to capture the finish of fabrics, essences or any other material. Thanks to the integrated technology, a special natural led light diffusor, it can sample the texture of the material without reflections or shadows for a perfect result.

Scanner 3D LV

High-precision 3D scanner. Can sample very large product maths, with improved data capture capability, especially for irregular surfaces such as recesses, notches and undercuts.